Tag Archives: have your say

Have your say on our Corporate Plan

Redland City Council is reviewing its corporate plan, an important strategic document that will shape Council’s priorities for the next five years.

Have your say on key issues facing our community and Council by completing one or more of our online surveys.

Each survey mirrors an outcome area of our community plan, and will take five to ten minutes to complete. The surveys close on 5 January 2015.

Redlands Snapshot – Wednesday 3 September

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre – Dad’s Day Out

Free entry and all activities are free of charge!

Bring dad along to celebrate Bushcare Major Day Out and enjoy a day of free hands-on activities and Bushcare workshops.

When: Sunday 7 September, 10am – 2pm
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Free: Mini workshops, activities, bus tour, entertainment, prizes and meet a live koala

For more information phone 3824 8611 or visit the IndigiScapes website.


Free author talk at the library

Brisbane-based author Kylie Kaden talks about her first novel Losing Kate, a romantic love story set in suburban Brisbane.

When: Wednesday 10 September, 10.30am – 11.30am
Where: Cleveland Library, Cnr Bloomfield and Middle Streets
RSVP: Free for library members, but bookings are essential – phone 3829 8770


Meet our ‘Wonderful Wildlife’

IndigiScapes celebrates Save the Koala month!

Enjoy a family fun day out and learn about our wonderful wildlife. Come dressed as your favourite animal for our fashion parade at 12.30pm, prizes for best dressed!

When: Friday 26 September, 10am – 2pm
Where: IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Free: Meet a koala and wedge tailed eagle, wildlife presentations, art classes, colouring-in competition and craft

For more information, phone 3824 8611 or visit the IndigiScapes website.


Draft Economic Development Strategy

Feedback closes this Friday

Hurry to have your say on Council’s Draft Economic Development Strategy. We’ll be accepting community feedback and submissions until this Friday 5 September 2014. For more information and to complete the short online survey visit our website.


Rethink your rubbish

Find out more about waste and recycling

Council’s Waste Education Officer is available to visit your community group to talk about waste minimisation, recycling, composting, worm farming, or any related topic that interests you!

Visits and presentations can be booked through IndigiScapes – phone 3824 8611 or visit our website.


Drive safely to help protect koalas

It’s koala breeding season until December. Adult koalas are on the move in search of a mate and last year’s young koalas are in search of a new home.

Drive carefully on our roads, especially between dusk and dawn, slow down to give yourself time to see wildlife on the roads. Please also restrain dogs at night to help koalas move around safely. If you see an injured koala, please phone 3833 4031.


Water meter readings

Time to prune the poinsettia! We are reading water meters in Victoria Point this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

General meeting – Wednesday 3 September, 9.30am
General meeting – Wednesday 17 September, 9.30am

Redlands Snapshot – Tuesday 19 August 2014

Doing business with Council

Do you own a business in the Redlands area? Come along to this free information session and find out about procurement and business opportunities with council and tips for submitting tenders and quotes.

When: Thursday 28 August 2014, 10am – 12 noon
Where: Capalaba Place Hall, Capalaba Library, 14 –16 Noeleen Street
RSVP: 3829 8414 or email your name, business name and contact details to Beverley.bancroft@redland.qld.gov.au by 3pm, Wednesday 27 August.


Local law review

Community consultation period now open

Council has completed a review of our local laws. We’ve proposed a set of draft laws to replace our existing ones. They include a number of changes that may interest residents including changes
to animal management, parking and signage. To have your say on any provisions – changed or otherwise – make a submission to Council by 8 October 2014.

Visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/DraftLocalLaws to:

  • view the draft local laws
  • view fact sheets, frequently asked questions and information on the law making process
  • lodge your online submission.

You can also visit our library, customer service centre and shopping centre displays and pick up a submission form to complete and return.


Bloomfield Street Park transformation

Have your say on new park features

Council and State Government have dedicated funds to create an exciting new design for Bloomfield Street Park, located in Cleveland central business district.

We need your help! Let us know what you’d like to see at this popular local park.

Meet us for a chat at the park:

  • Friday 22 and Friday 29 August, 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Saturday 30 August, 9.00am – 12pm

You can also email your ideas on what would make a great park to rcc@redland.qld.gov.au

For more information, phone 3829 8746 or visit www.redland.qld.gov.au


Join us for Dad’s Day Out

Bring Dad along to celebrate Bushcare Major Day Out and enjoy a day of free hands-on activities and bushcare workshops at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre.

When: 10am – 2pm Sunday 7 September 2014
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Free: Mini workshops, activities, bus tour, entertainment, prizes and meet a live koala

For more information, phone 3824 8611 or visit www.indigiscapes.com.au


Water meter readings

Time to restrain the roses! We are reading water meters in Redland Bay this week. Please make sure our water readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

General Meeting: Wednesday 20 August 9.30am
General Meeting: Wednesday 3 September 9.30am


Snapshot: Tuesday 5 August

Trees for Weeds Day

Swap a shopping bag of weeds for a free native plant* at five island locations.

Straddie and Bay Islands
When: Saturday 16 August, 8.30am – 10.30am
Where: Point Lookout Bushcare Nursery, Karragarra Island Foreshore Park, Coochiemudlo Island Jetty, Macleay Island Progress Hall, Russell Island Pool Carpark

*Limit five plants per person

More information: phone 3824 8611 or visit the IndigiScapes website.


Apply for sponsorship of a grant

Sponsorship Round 1 now open

Council offers sponsorship and community grants across a range of areas.
Sponsorship applications are open until 29 August 2014. Community grant applications funding round one will run 11 August – 12 September 2014.

To apply visit the Redland City Council website or phone 3829 8912.


Mayoral Prayer Breakfast 2014

Friday 29 August 2014

Redlands residents are invited to join community and business leaders for the Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast. All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards local school chaplaincy programs.

To purchase tickets phone RPAC: 3829 8131 or visit the RPAC website.


Free suppliers briefing

Do you own a business in the Redlands area? Come and find out about procurement, business opportunities and tips for submitting tenders and quotes.

When: Thursday 28 August 2014, 10am – 12pm
Where: Capalaba Place Hall, Capalaba Library, 14 – 16 Noeleen St
RSVP: 3829 8414 or email beverley.bancroft@redland.qld.gov.au by 27 August.


Rates notice due soon

Tuesday 12 August 2014

After the due date, interest will accrue at 11% per annum, compound interest calculated on daily balances. A full list of payment options is on the front of your rates notice.

If you didn’t receive your rates notice, have moved address or you would like to discuss your payment options, please phone 3829 8999.


New local laws

Have your say: 13 August – 8 October 2014

Council has completed a review of our local laws. Have your say on any provisions – changed or otherwise – from 13 August to 8 October.

All details will be updated on Council’s website by 13 August. Please note the current web information is not final and can only be used as a guide.


Water meter readings

Time to cut back the carnations! This week we are reading water meters in Cleveland and on Macleay and Lamb islands. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

General meeting – Wednesday 20 August, 9.30am

Pulse eNewsletter – March 2013

Mayor’s Message
Council streamlining customer contact services
Council tightens asbestos handling at transfer stations
Litter-bugs beware
PDA Community Survey
Only working smoke alarms save lives
Have your say
Freedom of Entry to the City
Library calendar – hot off the press
What’s on


Mayor’s Message

Redland City is on the move.

Economic activity is hotting up, partly as a result of Redland City Council’s Open for Business mantra.

Our Priority Development Areas at Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek are approaching the Expression of Interest stage. These projects have enormous potential to transform the two sites into attractive multi-use waterfront precincts that will be destinations in their own right.

But not all the action is at the waterfront. The McKenzie Aged Care Group is investing around $80 million in high-quality facilities at Cleveland and Capalaba that will offer 280 beds and more than 300 new jobs.

The State Government has responded to my invitation to consider “decentralising” from the Brisbane CBD and is reviewing government department accommodation needs in our city.

This news comes hot on the heels of the receipt by Council of our first two applications under the Cleveland CBD Incentive Scheme for major mixed use residential and commercial developments. Recent commercial lease deals within the CBD also indicate a growing level of confidence in our city.

At Capalaba there has been a multi-million-dollar commercial investment and I am advised another major commercial site sale is imminent.

Residential approvals are accelerating and house sales improving as our economy picks up.

It all points to more people looking seriously at the Redlands is the best place to live, work and to do business.


Council streamlining customer contact services

Providing streamlined, efficient one-stop business services is a key focus for Council’s Integrated Customer Contact Centres at Cleveland and Capalaba.

Many customers will have already noticed the difference in the way telephone inquiries are handled at Council and new simplified procedures for many areas of public inquiry.

This work is continuing with Council aiming to bring all key business areas into this service by mid–year (including more complex areas of inquiry such as planning, health and building and plumbing services).

Meanwhile, Council’s telephone number 3829 8999 is the single number to call for all Council inquiries.


Council tightens asbestos handling at transfer stations

Local residents and in particular ‘Do it yourself’ enthusiasts and tradies need to be aware of changes regarding handling material that may contain asbestos at our transfer stations.

The changes have been introduced to protect staff and the community from potential asbestos exposure and mean if there is any doubt material may contain asbestos it will not be allowed past the transfer station gatehouse unless wrapped and sealed.

This includes fibro, cement sheeting, asbestos cement (ac sheeting), Hardiplank, Hardiflex, Super Six roof sheeting, Villaboard, Millboard, insulating board, vinyl sheet flooring, backing material and tiles.

The only way this material will be accepted is if it is double wrapped in durable plastic and fully sealed in loads less than ten square metres.

Read more.


Litter-bugs beware

Anyone planning on illegally dumping in the Redlands should remember to smile because you may be caught on camera.

Council is rolling out security cameras at key illegal dumping sites across the city to stamp out the unsavoury practice.

Signs will be erected to advise residents of potential camera locations, with the cameras to be rotated periodically to ensure greater coverage across the city.

Read more.



PDA Community survey

A community survey on the Redlands’ two waterfront redevelopment projects was conducted recently as an additional layer of engagement during the statutory consultation period.

The telephone survey of 300 residents canvassed community attitudes regarding priority development for Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek.

Read more

Read the full report >>


Only working smoke alarms save lives…

It is almost that time of year when residents are reminded to change the batteries in their smoke alarms.

Each year on 1 April people are encouraged to change their smoke alarm batteries to ensure they are in working order.

The reminder is particularly important for those who may find it difficult to change smoke alarm batteries due to being elderly or disabled. This includes Redland Home Assist Secure clients who are encouraged to contact Redland Home Assist Secure on 3383 3030.


Have your say

Amity Shoreline Erosion

  • Council has outlined a three-stage consultation and engagement process on Amity Point shoreline erosion management issues in the coming 12 months that includes future engagement with the Amity community and affected property owners, establishment of a reference group with community representation; the conduct of further research into shoreline erosion issues [Stage 2] and the completion of the Shoreline Erosion Plan and a Draft Implementation Plan for formal consideration and adoption by Council [Stage 3].
  • Opportunity is also currently available for the public to make written and verbal comments by 31 March on the draft consultant’s report, titled Draft Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP) either by email to rcc@redland.qld,gov.au; posting comments to PO Box 21, Cleveland, Qld 4163, or by phoning 3829 8999. The Report can be viewed on Council’s website or at Council libraries and Customer Service Centres.


Disaster management plan

Have your say on the final two stages of the Redland City Disaster Management Plan from next week.

Local knowledge is invaluable in this process, so residents are encouraged to provide information that will help formulate the detail of the plan.

Forum details:

Wednesday 19 March
3 – 5.30pm: Mount Cotton State School, Mt Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton

Thursday 20 March
10am – 1pm: Victoria Point Shopping Centre, Cnr Cleveland-Redland Bay Rd, Bunker Rd, Victoria Point

Thursday 20 March
6 – 8.30pm: Capalaba Sports Club,
113 Ney Rd, Capalaba

Saturday 22 March
9am – 12pm:  Wellington Point Village, Main Road, Wellington Point

Monday 24 March
6 – 8.30pm: Redlands RSL,
8 Passage St, Cleveland

Wednesday 26 March
11.30am – 2pm: Donald Simpson Centre, 172 Bloomfield St,
Cleveland (Disability access)

Thursday 27 March
5 – 8pm: Capalaba Park Shopping Centre, Corner Redland Bay &
Mt Cotton Rds, Capalaba

For more information, contact Council on 3829 8754. RSVPs are not necessary.


Freedom of Entry to Redland City for RAAF

Get ready to cheer as the Redlands celebrates the awarding of Freedom of Entry to the City to the No. 95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at 11am on Saturday 12 April 2014.

Around 150 members of No. 95 Wing of the RAAF, supported by local air cadets and a band, will gather outside the Redland Performing Arts Centre for the march along Middle Street, Cleveland.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams will inspect the parade and present the official scroll offering Freedom of Entry to Redland City to Group Captain Peter Davis, who will formally request permission to march through Cleveland.

The marchers will then be challenged by police outside the Redland Art Gallery, before passing Library Square, where they will halt to offer traditional salutes to the Mayor and Air Commodore Tim Innes.

The event will celebrate the Redlands’ proud military past and will build stronger links with the RAAF. It also takes on greater significance in the lead-up to Anzac Day and next year’s centenary of the start of World War I and is a wonderful way for Redlanders to show their regard for the Australian defence forces in defending our way of life and promoting peace and stability around the world.

All Redlanders are encouraged to show their support and cheer on the contingent along the route.

More information

Library calendar – hot off the press

A new calendar showcasing all the great events at our local libraries has just been released.

From learning how to take a great photo to English conversation coffee groups and activities for the kids, our libraries offer plenty and it can all be found in one easy to read location.

See the new events calendar >>

What’s on

Photography: How to photograph architecture
Monday, 17 March 2014 | 7:30 – 9:30pm

Lean how to create stunning architecture photographs with Adelaide’s Robert Dettman (architect and photographer). This master series event is hosted by Redlands Camera Club – Wellington Point. All members and guests are welcome and the event is for photographers of all levels. Subjects covered during the event include photographic gear, technique and post processing for architecture in several parts – Q & A available after each part. Door entry: $3.00 includes supper

Yarnin Time with Matthew Burns
Friday, 21 March 2014 | 10:30 – 11am

Matthew Burns is a Quandamooka traditional owner of North Stradbroke Island (also known as Minjerribah) and has been dancing and sharing the traditional stories for the past 23 years. Matthew has a strong knowledge of his culture which has been passed down through generations and he enjoys sharing these in the hope that future generations will also value their stories and understand the connection that Aboriginal people have with the land and waters surrounding the island.
Bookings on: 3829 8770

Redlands Good Gardening Expo
Sunday 13 April, 9am to 3pm

Find out about growing your own organic food at home. Tastier, healthier food, the way it was meant to be eaten. Learn about native gardening and how you can use natives to create habitats, as well as composting, worm farming, mulching and how to recycle your green waste.
Buy plants and seeds and get some great new ideas for your garden.

For a full list of what’s on in the Redlands, visit our website.

Snapshot – Tuesday 4 March

Bin day/week changes

Waste, recycling and green waste collection

Residential bin collection days and/or weeks are set to change for about 1400 Redlands households, from Monday 10 March 2014.

This may affect you if you live in Alexandra Hills, Capalaba, Birkdale, Wellington Point or Victoria Point.

Collection changes and the dates they take effect will vary. Affected households should have received a letter with all the details, so check your letterbox.

Visit our website to check if this will affect you. Extra recycling collection services will be provided for some properties and details will be in the letter. If your bin has been missed and you can’t wait till the next collection day, call 3829 8999.


Library Activities

March Authors in Action Series

Redland Libraries offer free ‘Authors in Action’ talks each month, where authors visit and talk to members about their books, their background and their inspirations.

Don’t miss our March line-up:

  • Margareta Osborn: Tuesday 11 March, 11am-12pm at Victoria Point Library. Margareta will discuss her farming and rural fire brigade experience and how it influenced her novel Mountain Ash.
  • Peter Janetski: Wednesday 12 March, 6-7pm at Cleveland Library. Find out about Peter’s latest book ‘Being a Bloke’, written for Aussie men and those who live, work, love and raise them.
  • Lilian White: Thursday 27 March, 11am-12pm at Russell Island Library Queensland author Lilian will discuss Emmanuel, her fictional novel about living on the edge of society as a freak and outcast.

For details visit our website, or grab a free monthly activity calendar at your next library visit.


Have your say

Proposed dog off-leash area at Amity Point

In December 2011, the Minjerribah Recreation Area (which includes Flinders Beach) was declared. As a result, Council had to close the Flinders Beach dog off-leash area at Amity Point.

Council has since worked with key stakeholders to identify two other possible locations for a dog off-leash area and is now seeking further community input.

From Monday 3 March until Friday 28 March, have your say on:

  • your preferred location for a new dog off-leash area at Amity (choosing from two options), and
  • whether the area should be fenced.

View the locations and find out how to have your say on our website. Posters and information is also on display around Amity Point.


Water meter readings

Time to clip back the violets! We are reading water meters in Victoria Point this week. Please make sure our water readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

Wednesday 5 and 19 March, General Meeting – 9.30am

Have your say on smart new bins in the Redlands

Have your say on smart new bins in the Redlands.

Redland City Council is installing new and larger public bin enclosures near busy shops and in parks across the city, designed for both general and recyclable waste.

“The smart new 240L capacity bin enclosures are located in popular pedestrian areas of the city, replacing smaller 70L bins and helping you continue good recycling habits away from home” says Mayor Karen Williams.

The National Packaging Covenant Industry Association and the State Department of Environment and Heritage Protection have contributed funds for this Council program.

“Recycling in public places is particularly important where people eat and drink,” Mayor Karen Williams said.

“The larger size also means fewer bins on the street saving money while delivering an effective service.

“Putting recyclable materials, including newspapers and plastic drink bottles in the recycling bin diverts this waste from landfill and ultimately saves on the costs to Council and ratepayers.

“Instead this waste is made into new products” the Mayor said.

“Council is seeking community feedback to make sure these bins are in the right place and do not get in the way of local businesses and residents.”

To have your say on proposed bin enclosures or to nominate a busy area needing a bin, visit Council’s website at http://www.redland.qld.gov.au/Haveyoursay/Engagements/

Upgraded bin enclosures are scheduled for these sites

  •  Judy Holt Recreation Reserve, Birkdale
  •  Charlie Buckler Sportsfield, Redland Bay
  •  William Stuart Park, Thornlands
  •  Les Moore Park, Victoria Point
  •  Wellington Point Village, Wellington Point
  •  Coochiemudlo Island foreshore – East
  •  Apex Park, Wellington Point
  •  Frenchman’s Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
  •  Cylinder Beach picnic area, North Stradbroke Island.
  •  Hanover Park, Alexandra Hills